On 22 November French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced that the French Navy’s first air defence FREMM frigate, Alsace, is ready for operations.
The FREMM Frigate “Alsace” was delivered to the French Navy during a ceremony at Toulon naval base in presence of the French Minister of the Armed forces Florence Parly on April 16. “The multi-mission frigate Alsace is ready for operations. It belongs to a class of frigates recognized worldwide for its combat capabilities” said Parly on Twitter.
The French Navy is currently one of the most powerful in Europe. In order to continuously improve its combat capabilities, the French Navy has also successively equipped many advanced main battle ships in recent years. For example, the FREMM DA-class guided-missile frigate “Alsace” with hull number D656 began to be officially equipped with the French navy’s surface warship combat force on November 22 this year. This guided-missile frigate is also the first air defence FREMM DA variant owned by the French Navy. Its official deployment also represents that the French Navy’s actual combat capability will rise to a better level.